Chicago native Lauren Gornik is quickly becoming one of underground heavy metal’s favorite illustrators. Bands such as Gatecreeper, Deceased, and Savage Master (just to name a few) have hired her to create some of their artwork, shirt designs and flyers. In a genera where the art is almost as important
October of last year word broke that Kat Katz decided to part ways with grindcore band Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Kat had been a vocalist with them for the past seven years sharing both vocal and writing duties. The aftermath of her departure saw a he-said she-said war of words between herself
True classic death metal is alive and well and one of the labels we can thank for that is Greece’s Repulsive Echo Records. Starting out as a zine in 1999 dedicated to the underground, it progressed into a small distro and ultimately established itself as a label. Releases from classic
Couch Slut I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn’s Couch Slut for a few years but it was only recently have I had the pleasure to see them play live. It was angry, noisy, and confrontational. Exactly what I had anticipated. To call them a “noise rock” band is just lazy.
The end of August this year brought the tragic news that drummer Carlos Denogean, age 30, had died unexpectedly from a sudden brain aneurysm. Carlos was an extremely talented musician whom had played with bands Salvacion and Walpyrgus. Most recently he had been touring with Weedeater and had accompanied them
Soon it will be October, the month of all things horror related. So, what better person to discuss horror movies with than Mortician’s own Will Rahmer. Not only are Mortician New York death metal legends, but they are famously known for having long intros to their songs using samples from